Linking peripheral taste processes to behavior.

@article{Spector2009LinkingPT,
  title={Linking peripheral taste processes to behavior.},
  author={Alan C. Spector and John I Glendinning},
  journal={Current opinion in neurobiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={19 4},
  pages={370-7}
}
The act of eating and drinking brings food-related chemicals into contact with taste cells. Activation of these taste cells, in turn, engages neural circuits in the central nervous system that help animals identify foods and fluids, determine what and how much to eat, and prepare the body for digestion and assimilation. Analytically speaking, these neural processes can be divided into at least three categories: stimulus identification, ingestive motivation, and digestive preparation. This… CONTINUE READING

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